Congressman Blumenauer at Interbike.

Blumenauer opens Interbike-3

Right now in Las Vegas one of the best industry conventions ever is happening, Interbike. Interbike is the national bicycle convention that takes place for 4 days in Sin City. Along with all the spandex and gears there is tons of fenders, lights, and cool helmets. You can go here, here or here for more coverage. Aside from the fashion shows, cyclocross race, and alleycats there is from time to time an incredible speech. Yesterday marked such a speech. It was a call to arms for the bicycle industry made by Congressman Earl Blumenauer to step up their game in making cycling more prevelant in their communities and in the nation. Although the message leaned more to industry there were some great recognitions for those of us who ride and motivation for us to get others on bicycles as well. Here is one of my favorite lines:

“This work you are doing is a convergence that is unique… I know of no other industry where all the elements come together — health care, energy, the economy, revitalizing our neighborhoods. I defy you to find any other industry that can do very well economically while also saving the planet. I’m hopeful that we are able to carry this message forward to ride the wave of a bicycle renaissance in America.”

I have always said that the bicycle has the answer for everything it is nice to hear those thoughts backed up by a congressman :). Go to Bikeportland for the full scoop. And a big shout out to our local shops especially MadDog Cycles and Racers for supporting local cycling events here in Provo.

Cargo Bike Go!

We have talked about cargo bikes in the past and how awesome the can be in helping getting your family around. Our friends over at Copenhagenize put up the following video a little while ago on the cargo bike culture in Denmark. Just imagine loading up the kids and riding over to the Provo Town Center Mall to go see a movie. Or picture moving out of your apartment at the end of the semester and loading up boxes in you cargo bike to haul them over to the new place. Me my family and a growing number of Provoites have the Xtracycle and we LOVE it . There is another couple in Orem who have a Bakfiets that they use for hauling around two kids and going to Costco. Basically Cargo Bikes can be a great way to still run all those important errands while getting outside getting connected and getting a little exercise. Click the link to enjoy.

Copenhagen Cargo Bikes from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Bikes, Beats, Love, and Bicycle Thief Justice.

Punk Biker
Creative Commons License photo credit: LordFerguson

Not the first bicycle inspired music video but, a great addition. As you can tell from the title of the post this video has it all. Favorite line “dont you want to take a joy ride on my tandem?” I know that tonight I will ride my bike until I get home. Enjoy.

UPDATE: Guess the video did not work. Just follow the link.

The Bike Song
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